We are an award winning music education agency & lead partner for the Bournemouth & Poole Music Education Hub. With a partnership network of schools, local music providers, National Portfolio Organisations & independent practitioners, our work enables children & young people to experience, develop, progress perform through music & the wider arts …

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Orchestral Evolution: Revolutionary Pop-up Orchestra

Posted on: 19th April 2018

Orchestral Evolution was an original Hub project and brand new commissioned score for a revolutionary ‘pop up orchestra’, that welcomed all instruments and all abilities. The score was created by renowned boundary breaking composer, Hub Partner and guitarist Chris Woods (Chris Woods Groove Orchestra) Students from every type of school ensemble traditional or contemporary, from orchestras...
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“Wake up baby trumpet!”

Posted on: 15th February 2018

If you’d passed the hall at Courthill Infant school last Monday, you may well have wondered why an excitable year 2 class, their teachers, a BSO brass musician and a BSO associate were all shouting at an inanimate trumpet case. However, exciting and unexpected outbursts like this are now an expected part and parcel within...
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Meet a musician: Ric Flo, Rap Artist

Posted on: 11th June 2018

Ric Flo is a rap artist and creative director of the hip-hop collective Jungle Brown. Ric uses the art of rap to empower foster children through telling his story in foster care and using his life experience to help them unleash their creativity. SoundStorm is proud to partner with Bournemouth Council’s Looked After Children team....
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The value of taking part in a music workshop

Posted on: 9th May 2018

Last week, we were joined by Sally Aiko, a student from Swanage School, who spent the week with the team finding out more about what we do as a Music Hub. Having recently attended the Broadstone Music and SoundStorm ‘String Orchestra Day’ we asked her to blog about the day Getting up at 7am in...
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Events

Cultural Education Matters

Date of event: Friday 8 June 2018

On 8 June 2018, our sister agency Wave, in partnership with Arts University Bournemouth, is hosting a FREE mini conference, entitled.. Cultural Education Matters Exploring the critical role arts and creative subjects should play in school curricula The event, which will take place at Arts University Bournemouth (8 June 2018: 10.30-1300) will reflect on recent announcements...
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African Drumming in Bournemouth Lower Gardens

Date of event: Sunday 20th May

Cheikh Diop, West African musician and dancer, of Afric’Arts created a one-off mass African Drumming band in the Bournemouth Lower Gardens on Sunday 20th May, as part of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s 125 year celebration. Applications to take part have now closed.
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Working in a local school I am fully aware of the good work that SoundStorm is doing and the support you are giving. It is making an enormous difference.

Rosalie Armitage, Parent

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